ERIC Number: ED164861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Concept of Collaboration in Career Education. Monographs on Career Education.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
This monograph summarizes the thoughts, opinions, and experiences of the participants in the first three seminars of a series of thirty-three sponsored by USOE's Office of Career Education on the subject of collaboration in career education for grades K-12. After an explanation of the term "collaboration" in the introduction, the expected learner benefits from collaborative career education are outlined as well as the advantages for both educators and the business/labor/industry community. Two major problems are then identified: the private sector's refusal to recognize and accept responsibility in career education and the educators' refusal to allow the private sector to participate in operational policymaking. Next, suggestions are proposed for initiating a community collaborative career education effort, and discussion is devoted to the major actions required: (1) securing commitment from top community leaders and the community in general, (2) motivating teachers to learn about and use community resources, (3) sustaining the collaborative effort through a community education/work council and a collaboration coordinator, (4) financing the council's operations and coordinator's position, and (5) obtaining policy support statements from leading business, labor, and industrial organizations. Brief descriptions are included of collaborative efforts already underway by eleven community-based organizations and by the fifteen local career education coordinators who attended the third seminar. The two appendixes contain lists of the seminar participants and of the ninety-four issues raised by them. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Benefits, Community Coordination, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Cooperation, Coordinators, Educational Benefits, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Seminars, Teaching Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-080-01891-8)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents see CE 018 711 and CE 018 896